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Bible in one year


July 4


2 Chronicles 3:1-17
1. Then Solomon began to build the house of the LORD in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the LORD had appeared to his father David, at the place that David had prepared on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
2. He began to build on the second day in the second month of the fourth year of his reign.
3. Now these are the foundations which Solomon laid for building the house of God. The length in cubits, according to the old standard was sixty cubits, and the width twenty cubits.
4. The porch which was in front of the house was as long as the width of the house, twenty cubits, and the height 120; and inside he overlaid it with pure gold.
5. He overlaid the main room with cypress wood and overlaid it with fine gold, and ornamented it with palm trees and chains.
6. Further, he adorned the house with precious stones; and the gold was gold from Parvaim.
7. He also overlaid the house with gold--the beams, the thresholds and its walls and its doors; and he carved cherubim on the walls.
8. Now he made the room of the holy of holies: its length across the width of the house was twenty cubits, and its width was twenty cubits; and he overlaid it with fine gold, amounting to 600 talents.
9. The weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold. He also overlaid the upper rooms with gold.
10. Then he made two sculptured cherubim in the room of the holy of holies and overlaid them with gold.
11. The wingspan of the cherubim was twenty cubits; the wing of one, of five cubits, touched the wall of the house, and its other wing, of five cubits, touched the wing of the other cherub.
12. The wing of the other cherub, of five cubits, touched the wall of the house; and its other wing of five cubits was attached to the wing of the first cherub.
13. The wings of these cherubim extended twenty cubits, and they stood on their feet facing the main room.
14. He made the veil of violet, purple, crimson and fine linen, and he worked cherubim on it.
15. He also made two pillars for the front of the house, thirty-five cubits high, and the capital on the top of each was five cubits.
16. He made chains in the inner sanctuary and placed them on the tops of the pillars; and he made one hundred pomegranates and placed them on the chains.
17. He erected the pillars in front of the temple, one on the right and the other on the left, and named the one on the right Jachin and the one on the left Boaz.

2 Chronicles 4:1-22
1. Then he made a bronze altar, twenty cubits in length and twenty cubits in width and ten cubits in height.
2. Also he made the cast metal sea, ten cubits from brim to brim, circular in form, and its height was five cubits and its circumference thirty cubits.
3. Now figures like oxen were under it and all around it, ten cubits, entirely encircling the sea. The oxen were in two rows, cast in one piece.
4. It stood on twelve oxen, three facing the north, three facing west, three facing south and three facing east; and the sea was set on top of them and all their hindquarters turned inwards.
5. It was a handbreadth thick, and its brim was made like the brim of a cup, like a lily blossom; it could hold 3,000 baths.
6. He also made ten basins in which to wash, and he set five on the right side and five on the left to rinse things for the burnt offering; but the sea was for the priests to wash in.
7. Then he made the ten golden lampstands in the way prescribed for them and he set them in the temple, five on the right side and five on the left.
8. He also made ten tables and placed them in the temple, five on the right side and five on the left. And he made one hundred golden bowls.
9. Then he made the court of the priests and the great court and doors for the court, and overlaid their doors with bronze.
10. He set the sea on the right side of the house toward the southeast.
11. Huram also made the pails, the shovels and the bowls. So Huram finished doing the work which he performed for King Solomon in the house of God:
12. the two pillars, the bowls and the two capitals on top of the pillars, and the two networks to cover the two bowls of the capitals which were on top of the pillars,
13. and the four hundred pomegranates for the two networks, two rows of pomegranates for each network to cover the two bowls of the capitals which were on the pillars.
14. He also made the stands and he made the basins on the stands,
15. and the one sea with the twelve oxen under it.
16. The pails, the shovels, the forks and all its utensils, Huram-abi made of polished bronze for King Solomon for the house of the LORD.
17. On the plain of the Jordan the king cast them in the clay ground between Succoth and Zeredah.
18. Thus Solomon made all these utensils in great quantities, for the weight of the bronze could not be found out.
19. Solomon also made all the things that were in the house of God: even the golden altar, the tables with the bread of the Presence on them,
20. the lampstands with their lamps of pure gold, to burn in front of the inner sanctuary in the way prescribed;
21. the flowers, the lamps, and the tongs of gold, of purest gold;
22. and the snuffers, the bowls, the spoons and the firepans of pure gold; and the entrance of the house, its inner doors for the holy of holies and the doors of the house, that is, of the nave, of gold.

Psalms 79:5-10
5. How long, O LORD? Will You be angry forever? Will Your jealousy burn like fire?
6. Pour out Your wrath upon the nations which do not know You, And upon the kingdoms which do not call upon Your name.
7. For they have devoured Jacob And laid waste his habitation.
8. Do not remember the iniquities of our forefathers against us; Let Your compassion come quickly to meet us, For we are brought very low.
9. Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Your name; And deliver us and forgive our sins for Your name's sake.
10. Why should the nations say, "Where is their God?" Let there be known among the nations in our sight, Vengeance for the blood of Your servants which has been shed.

Proverbs 20:10-12
10. Differing weights and differing measures, Both of them are abominable to the LORD.
11. It is by his deeds that a lad distinguishes himself If his conduct is pure and right.
12. The hearing ear and the seeing eye, The LORD has made both of them.

Acts 12:1-25
1. Now about that time Herod the king laid hands on some who belonged to the church in order to mistreat them.
2. And he had James the brother of John put to death with a sword.
3. When he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also. Now it was during the days of Unleavened Bread.
4. When he had seized him, he put him in prison, delivering him to four squads of soldiers to guard him, intending after the Passover to bring him out before the people.
5. So Peter was kept in the prison, but prayer for him was being made fervently by the church to God.
6. On the very night when Herod was about to bring him forward, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and guards in front of the door were watching over the prison.
7. And behold, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared and a light shone in the cell; and he struck Peter's side and woke him up, saying, "Get up quickly." And his chains fell off his hands.
8. And the angel said to him, "Gird yourself and put on your sandals." And he did so. And he said to him, "Wrap your cloak around you and follow me."
9. And he went out and continued to follow, and he did not know that what was being done by the angel was real, but thought he was seeing a vision.
10. When they had passed the first and second guard, they came to the iron gate that leads into the city, which opened for them by itself; and they went out and went along one street, and immediately the angel departed from him.
11. When Peter came to himself, he said, "Now I know for sure that the Lord has sent forth His angel and rescued me from the hand of Herod and from all that the Jewish people were expecting."
12. And when he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John who was also called Mark, where many were gathered together and were praying.
13. When he knocked at the door of the gate, a servant-girl named Rhoda came to answer.
14. When she recognized Peter's voice, because of her joy she did not open the gate, but ran in and announced that Peter was standing in front of the gate.
15. They said to her, "You are out of your mind!" But she kept insisting that it was so. They kept saying, "It is his angel."
16. But Peter continued knocking; and when they had opened the door, they saw him and were amazed.
17. But motioning to them with his hand to be silent, he described to them how the Lord had led him out of the prison. And he said, "Report these things to James and the brethren." Then he left and went to another place.
18. Now when day came, there was no small disturbance among the soldiers as to what could have become of Peter.
19. When Herod had searched for him and had not found him, he examined the guards and ordered that they be led away to execution. Then he went down from Judea to Caesarea and was spending time there.
20. Now he was very angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon; and with one accord they came to him, and having won over Blastus the king's chamberlain, they were asking for peace, because their country was fed by the king's country.
21. On an appointed day Herod, having put on his royal apparel, took his seat on the rostrum and began delivering an address to them.
22. The people kept crying out, "The voice of a god and not of a man!"
23. And immediately an angel of the Lord struck him because he did not give God the glory, and he was eaten by worms and died.
24. But the word of the Lord continued to grow and to be multiplied.
25. And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem when they had fulfilled their mission, taking along with them John, who was also called Mark.